[quote=James0235]Have you found protestants to be interested in the Traditional Mass? More so than the NOM? I would tend to think that protestants would be more drawn to the NOM being that it is closer to their form of worship.
I must agree with JNB’s comments in Post #31. I myself am a convert to the Catholic faith from Protestantism and I greatly prefer the Tridentine Latin Mass (even compared to a good Novus Ordo with no abuses).
One lady in particular I know has a Protestant background, (Foursquare,–non-denominational/charismatic, like my own background.) I have taken her to about 5 traditional Latin Masses. She actually asks me to tell here whenever another one is coming up so she can attend. She said she was in tears the first one she attended.
I want to take her to a Novus Ordo Mass just to get her perspective on it.
I really don’t take Protestants right off the bat to a Novus Ordo Mass (or if I do, I make sure it’s a reverent one) simply because I am concerned that it is too similar to what they experience in their own services. It may just leave them with the impression, “so, what’s the big deal?” Of course, I do tell them what the “big deal” is (the Holy Eucharist).
I simply have not had the type of positive response taking a Protestant to a reverent Novus Ordo as I have had taking one to a Tridentine Mass.
Also, I try to take a Protestant to a Tridentine Mass with Gregorian chant–that definitely helps. With the Tridentine Mass, a Protestant at least realizes he is experiencing something different, something unique, and this can cause him to at least question further. Thus I would encourage anyone who goes to a Tridentine Mass, particularly one with good music, to feel free to take a non-Catholic friend. At least it ought to make for an interesting reaction. And of course I usually have already shared some about the Catholic faith and the Holy Eucharist before I take a Protestant to any Mass.
Hope that helps. God bless!